The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 61 52 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 233 319 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.11% 4.89% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 31.15% 30.64% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 172 260 198
Average salary £27,750 £27,500 £25,267
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +8.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,550 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
748 1041 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.18% 15.97% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 597 805 869
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 143 £31,250 +13.63% 24
Cheshire -12 34 £20,500 -32.78% 6
Merseyside +6 32 £27,500 +19.56% 6
Lancashire -5 19 £26,500 +0.95% 4
Cumbria - 2 £33,000 - 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 323 (68.43%) Microsoft
2 234 (49.58%) MS Excel
3 222 (47.03%) Windows
4 151 (31.99%) Active Directory
5 147 (31.14%) Windows 7
6 144 (30.51%) Finance
7 133 (28.18%) ITIL
8 104 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
9 102 (21.61%) SQL Server
10 98 (20.76%) SQL
11 97 (20.55%) Degree
12 84 (17.80%) SLA
13 81 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 81 (17.16%) Windows Server
14 71 (15.04%) MS Exchange
15 69 (14.62%) VPN
16 67 (14.19%) Project Management
17 66 (13.98%) Citrix
18 65 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 61 (12.92%) Legal
20 60 (12.71%) Management Information System
21 58 (12.29%) Blackberry
22 53 (11.23%) MS PowerPoint
23 52 (11.02%) Law
23 52 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
24 51 (10.81%) TCP/IP
24 51 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
24 51 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
25 50 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
26 49 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (15.04%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 49 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (5.51%) Confluence
5 24 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.97%) CMS
8 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.06%) IIS
9 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.21%) SAS
12 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 234 (49.58%) MS Excel
2 53 (11.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (5.08%) MS Project
4 18 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.75%) Visualfiles
2 9 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.64%) Line 500
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) assyst
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) FastStats
5 1 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.21%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.21%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.63%) Office 365
2 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.64%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.21%) AdWords
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 69 (14.62%) VPN
2 51 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 45 (9.53%) LAN
4 40 (8.47%) DNS
5 39 (8.26%) DHCP
6 38 (8.05%) WAN
7 29 (6.14%) Internet
8 26 (5.51%) Firewall
9 16 (3.39%) VLAN
10 13 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (2.33%) VoIP
12 9 (1.91%) Wireless
13 7 (1.48%) SAN
14 6 (1.27%) WebEx
15 3 (0.64%) Broadband
15 3 (0.64%) IP Telephony
15 3 (0.64%) PBX
16 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
16 2 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
16 2 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.61%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.48%) QlikView
6 7 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.85%) Tableau Vizable
10 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.64%) MS Access
10 3 (0.64%) MySQL
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.42%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (5.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 26 (5.51%) JIRA
2 11 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.42%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.21%) MSI
6 1 (0.21%) Toad
6 1 (0.21%) tSQLt
General
1 144 (30.51%) Finance
2 61 (12.92%) Legal
3 52 (11.02%) Law
4 40 (8.47%) Banking
5 26 (5.51%) Telecoms
6 20 (4.24%) Marketing
7 12 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.12%) Billing
9 8 (1.69%) Retail
10 6 (1.27%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) French Language
12 2 (0.42%) Games
12 2 (0.42%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (39.83%) Analyst
2 69 (14.62%) Support Analyst
3 62 (13.14%) IT Support
4 58 (12.29%) Support Engineer
5 52 (11.02%) Service Analyst
6 46 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (9.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (7.84%) IT Engineer
9 36 (7.63%) Business Analyst
10 35 (7.42%) Applications Support
11 34 (7.20%) IT Support Engineer
12 33 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
13 32 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
14 30 (6.36%) IT Analyst
15 29 (6.14%) Developer
16 27 (5.72%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
17 26 (5.51%) Technical Business Analyst
18 25 (5.30%) Applications Support Analyst
19 21 (4.45%) 1st Line Support
20 20 (4.24%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.33%) .NET
2 7 (1.48%) HTML
2 7 (1.48%) XML
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.64%) Web Services
6 2 (0.42%) SOAP
7 1 (0.21%) Ajax
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) MDX
7 1 (0.21%) ODBC
7 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 104 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (12.71%) Management Information System
3 58 (12.29%) Blackberry
4 40 (8.47%) Visualisation
5 27 (5.72%) Mathematics
6 21 (4.45%) Credit Risk
6 21 (4.45%) SWIFT
7 15 (3.18%) iPad
8 14 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.75%) iPhone
10 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.33%) Fat Client
11 11 (2.33%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.91%) Statistics
12 9 (1.91%) User Experience
13 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.06%) Life Science
14 5 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 222 (47.03%) Windows
2 147 (31.14%) Windows 7
3 81 (17.16%) Windows Server
3 81 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 37 (7.84%) Windows 8
7 26 (5.51%) Windows 10
8 25 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.75%) Android
10 9 (1.91%) Linux
11 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.85%) VMS
14 3 (0.64%) AIX
14 3 (0.64%) Unix
15 2 (0.42%) BlackBerry OS
15 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (28.18%) ITIL
2 67 (14.19%) Project Management
3 51 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 51 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (10.17%) Change Management
6 42 (8.90%) SDLC
6 42 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (8.90%) Time Management
7 36 (7.63%) Presales
8 35 (7.42%) Data Analysis
9 34 (7.20%) Service Management
9 34 (7.20%) Wealth Management
10 32 (6.78%) Service Delivery
11 31 (6.57%) Software Delivery
12 27 (5.72%) Document Management
12 27 (5.72%) UML
13 26 (5.51%) BPMN
13 26 (5.51%) Data Modelling
13 26 (5.51%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (20.76%) SQL
2 23 (4.87%) VBScript
3 22 (4.66%) C
3 22 (4.66%) VBA
4 20 (4.24%) C#
5 16 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 15 (3.18%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.97%) VB
8 5 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.85%) Java
9 4 (0.85%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.64%) PL/1
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) RPG
Qualifications
1 97 (20.55%) Degree
2 65 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (8.47%) CCNA
3 40 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (8.26%) MCP
5 33 (6.99%) MCSA
6 22 (4.66%) MCSE
7 20 (4.24%) MCITP
8 19 (4.03%) MCDST
9 18 (3.81%) ISTQB
10 16 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (3.39%) MCTS
11 14 (2.97%) CCNP
12 13 (2.75%) MOS
13 12 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.91%) MCT
14 9 (1.91%) Security Cleared
15 7 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.48%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (17.80%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.06%) ISO22301
5 4 (0.85%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.64%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (31.99%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.39%) Terminal Server
5 14 (2.97%) XenApp
6 9 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.42%) Firmware
8 2 (0.42%) XenServer
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.87%) SCCM
2 8 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.64%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.42%) WMI
4 2 (0.42%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.21%) DameWare
5 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 323 (68.43%) Microsoft
2 66 (13.98%) Citrix
3 47 (9.96%) VMware
4 39 (8.26%) Cisco
5 23 (4.87%) Bloomberg
5 23 (4.87%) Reuters
6 21 (4.45%) Oracle
7 20 (4.24%) Intel Security
8 14 (2.97%) Juniper
9 13 (2.75%) Dell
9 13 (2.75%) Symantec
10 12 (2.54%) Remedy
11 11 (2.33%) iManage
11 11 (2.33%) Interwoven
12 10 (2.12%) AppSense
13 8 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.48%) Intel
14 7 (1.48%) SAP
15 6 (1.27%) Lotus
15 6 (1.27%) NetApp
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Smartedge Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£65,000 (Plus Fantastic Package)
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £21,605 - £24,298 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £26,550 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + standard benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Company Car, Petrol Card, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parity Professionals
Salary: £30k - £31k per annum + OTE £50k + Uncapped
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
North West
Maxegan
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and On Call Allowa
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago